FEATURED ARTIST: Alqamar Malik

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Tell me a little about yourself…

My name is Alqamar Malik. I am a LEO, I live in the Washington, DC area. I create beautiful fashion jewelry for those who thrive on being unique.

How’d you get started, or what prompted you to begin crafting in your genre?

I began crafting jewelry four years ago that began as a hobby and soon after flourished into a full time business venture.

How long have you been an artist/crafter? When did you first discover your artistic/crafter ability?
I’ve always known I was creative, however I discovered my jewelry craftsmanship approximately four years ago.

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Where can we check out and buy your work?

You can find samples of my pieces on www.facebook.com/maliksfashions

What do you think sets you apart from other artists/crafters?

I believe my keen eye for unique creativity sets me apart from other crafters.

What do you get out of being an artist/crafter?

Freedom of expression

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What inspires you to create the art you do? Where do you get your inspiration?

I receive inspiration from my customers.

What’s the weirdest or most astonishing and controversial craft/artwork that you have ever created and how so or why?

I believe it’s the body chains; they are so different from what people are accustomed to seeing on the body.

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What do others seem to love about your crafts/art, as far as feedback you have received?

I’m always told that I have unique things.

What is your advice to fellow crafters/artists?

Don’t get caught up in the trends…Create your OWN trends!

How would you describe your style, or form of artistry?

Eclectic

Do you have any future plans for your artwork/crafts?

I plan to provide local customers with a more convenient way to shop, via a store front.

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